240 behind without joining the battle 7011 left our army either to win the victory or be destroyed in the attempt. Well, what has been ordained by God will come to pass. We have resolved siucerely to wage war and win victory."* On hearing these words, their elders said, in reply. " If the whole army speaks as you do, then you will win (victory) in course of time." They replied that they had faith in their army that they would fight fiercely. At the same time, All! Yadula Saha, having performed his third namaz at the llth tasirf offered a silent prayer to his God. " 0 I God, fulfil the desire of my heart; let the business which I have thought of in my mind succeed. Maintain the honour of our Mussalman kings." Having prayed in this manner, he made his troops ready for battle and began to attack the army of Rajabhuvara. As Rajabhuvara's army was off its guard, it was completely destroyed; and (the camp of) the soldiers and the non-combatants were thoroughly looted. (Rajabhuvara was taken prisoner.)^ Then, he addressed (the following words of reproach) to All! Yadula Łaha:— " It is not proper that you, who had been styling yourself my son. should behave in this manner.§ You are a virtuous * The message to All Xdil Shah in /. O. Jf. (p. 207) runs thus :— '* You have hitherto given no assistance in this war and we conclude that you have all thh time kept at a distance to amuse the enemy, while you look on and behold the de: truction of our armies; be it so, may God grant you his blessing, but we shall yet attempt with courageous hearts to conquer the foe trusting in the assurance? and the hearty support of all our officers/1 t TSsij according to Kittel, means an hour.—/. O. M.t p. 207 has, * 3 at noon/ J This sentence is inserted in tht s-peech of RajabuVara; and it is plactd immediately after the first sentence. § "You have been hitherto considered and called my J0»; is it then honourable to deceive me at last? It is said you are a charitable and religious holy man. Does thii become that reputation? Doth a truly great man deceive the father who had adopted aacl reared Mm? Is it thus you shall obtain reputation and fame in the world? AJS for me what remains to be done, now that my subjects and array have fallen by treachery ? I bad trusted in you as in my child who would never deceive me; but though you have rewarded my fciudness with ingratitude yet a* my son I ask of you thi* favour that you cut off my head instantly with my own sword an«l not permit my enemies to have that pleasure ; so may you enjoy U«ting prosperity and your race so desc*ttd in the world from ton to *ica for ever." "Tho-e wfco abandon their father, their mother, their priest an 1 their God, are they tob* rewarded in the next birth with Power, with Honours and with empire ? By faith and deeds not less in merit, of many states yon now muy form one empire—and now you have obtained the objects and advantage you wished—to aay more were needless for me—the period of «te*th so nearly approaches."—-7. O. Af., pp. 207—8.